Motorola Moto G4 Plus (3GB RAM, 32GB)  Motorola Moto X Play 16GB 
Motorola Moto G4 Plus Motorola Moto X Play
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Excellence Score
27.3
23.0
Value for Money Score
70.6
52.9
Price Rs. 10,599 onwards Rs. 14,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2016 Sep, 2015
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 Nougat, Expected upgrade to 8.0 Oreo Android 5.1 Lollipop, Upgradeable to 7.1 Nougat
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3) Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.5 GHz 1.7 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
GPU Adreno 405 Adreno 405
RAM 3 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 16.0 MP 21.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Laser Auto-Focus, Phase Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF), F/2.0 Aperture, Color Balancing Dual LED Flash, Professional Mode, Quick Capture, Best Shot, Tap (anywhere) to Capture, 4X Digital Zoom, Burst Mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Drag to Focus & Exposure, Video Stabilization, Slow Motion Video F/2.0 Aperture, Quick Capture, Tap anywhere to capture, Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) flash with dual LEDs, Slow Motion Video, 4X Digital Zoom, Burst Mode, Night Mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Drag to focus & exposure
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, Wide-Angle Lens, Display Flash N/A
Internal Memory 32 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.9 mm 10.9 mm
Weight 155 gm 169 gm
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3630 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, TurboPower Yes, TurboCharge
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Support for TurboPower (for up to 6 hours of use from 15 minutes charging); Water repellent nano-coating; WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration; Google Photos (Two years of storage at original quality) Water Resistant; NFC; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Nice, sleek design
  • The rounded metal frame coupled with the rubber back cover offers good ergonomics and grip
  • Fairly slim at 7.9mm
  • Has good weight distribution, so it doesn't feel heavy
  • Good build quality
  • Well placed physical buttons (volume and power)
  • Very good display - excellent sunlight legibility, punchy colours, good black levels, and Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • As is the case with all Moto smartphones, the G4 Plus runs on a near-stock version of Android, plus the usual suite of Moto enhancements which include Moto Display (for ambient notifications) and Moto Actions (for gesture actions)
  • Without any bloatware slowing it down, the G4 Plus is an all-round snappy performer, and performs well on benchmark tests (although a notch below the top performer in this price group - the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3)
  • Very good multi-tasking performance too with 3GB of RAM
  • The 16-megapixel camera sensor is accompanied by a dual-tone LED flash and a laser autofocus system, which is a substantial upgrade over earlier versions
  • On the whole, this is probably the best camera in this price range
  • The camera app too is significantly improved from earlier versions
  • Image quality for landscapes and macros in daylight is much better than before, with good level of detail and fairly accurate colours
  • Video recording quality is good in both daylight and low light
  • The front camera also manages some detailed selfies when the lighting is good
  • Another neat addition is the ability to directly read barcodes and QR codes from within the camera app
  • Very good fingerprint sensor (fast and accurate)
  • Good video playback - high bitrate, and Full HD videos are handled well
  • Single loudspeaker is loud enough for alerts and general media playback
  • Very good battery life - for moderate use cases, you can go nearly a day and half before having to charge the Moto G4 Plus
  • Supports TurboPower for fast charging of the battery
  • The Moto Series is known for timely Android updates, which is a big plus point
  • Good build quality with tight-fitting polycarbonate body
  • Good ergonomics - thin bezels and curved back make this phone easy to handle with one hand
  • Rubberized back offers good grip
  • Good display - sharp, vibrant, and has great brightness levels, good contrast levels and accurate color reproduction
  • Near stock Android UI which is fast, polished and functional - with some useful tweaks and features
  • Moto Display - an updated lock screen feature which lets you quickly scan through multiple notifications without unlocking the device
  • Decent speed/performance
  • Very good camera - images are detailed, and have accurate color saturation levels particularly in well lit conditions
  • Good call quality
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Excellent battery life
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • One feature that's missing from earlier versions of Moto G is the water and dust resistance
  • Bundled earphones are average
  • No NFC support
  • Tends to heat up when put under stress (during heavy gaming, and extended camera use)
  • No magnetometer/compass

No Major Negatives!

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